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Open the Debates! Video

Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez have been barnstorming the country, enlisting support and laying out the case for opening the debates.

From John Harrison of the Nader Video Team … a glimpse of what a REAL debate might look like. No wonder the "mainstream" candidates are doing their utmost to keep Ralph Nader out of their private debates.

Following the first CPD debate on September 26th, Ralph Nader was a guest on Bill Maher’s "Real Time." Even Maher had trouble finding any humor in the debate post-mortem.  Conservative pundit Lisa  Schiffren was totally flummoxed by Ralph’s critique. Must see TV, indeed!

On September 4th in Minneapolis, they were joined by Governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota, who made a persuasive case for the importance of debate exposure in his run for the state’s highest office in 1998.

In the run-up to the first Open the Debates Super Rally in Denver on August 27th, Actress Brooke Smith of "Grey’s Anatomy" contacted the campaign to offer her help. She graciously and generously appeared at the rally, and also taped this video to show her support for opening the debates.

In the Q & A after his presentation in Columbus, Ohio on September 8th, Ralph was asked about the prospects of his participation in a national debate platform.

On September 10th, Ralph was back in Washington, DC and participated in a press conference called by Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Also present at the event at the National Press Club were presidential candidates Cynthia McKinney and Chuck Baldwin. Congressman Paul gives his critique of the Commission on Presidential Debates and the two-party duopoly.

At the press conference on September 10th, Ralph Nader responded to a question about "alternative" debates.  The question is asked at 2 minutes, 45 seconds into the clip, and Ralph’s response begins at 4 minutes, 10 seconds.